44 flat Kent Valley miles on a rare 55 degree February day from Renton to Sumner and back. This was another Cascade Bike Club ride organized by Jenny and Julie, who organized the Seattle loop ride a couple of weeks before. About 20 riders rode the route, down the West Valley Highway, same route for the first leg of the STP. Much to my surprise and delight, the Cave Man Kitchen was open, and the smoker on as we pedaled past about 11 a.m. After the ride, I returned and obtained necessary provisions for the Super Bowl meal
The return route included the Interurban Trail, back up the Valley, underneath power lines and with an absence of hills, plus a view of Emerald Downs, the backs of office parks and the rest of the development of what, maybe 75 years ago, was farm and wetland.
Still, good to explore routes where I hadn't been before and the Cascade rides provide good company and friendly conversation to keep me coming back.